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Medical Student & Physician Assistant Student Entrance Requirements

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Find information regarding what is required for any medical and / or physician assistant students as part of the entrance into a campus program. 

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  • Download the Stanford Immunization Form for Medical and Physician Assistant Students.
  • Have the Immunization Form completed and signed by your healthcare provider
  • Enter all the immunizations from the completed form into your electronic health record via the Vaden Patient Portal
  • Upload the Immunization Form and/or laboratory evidence of immunity to your electronic health record via the Vaden Patient Portal
  • The following immunizations are required for all Medical and Physician Assistant students (and for other students, such as Genetic Counseling students, who will have patient interaction).
  • Requirements and screenings are based on current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines 

Complete your online entrance medical requirements forms

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Required Immunizations for Medical Students 

Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR)

Stanford requires written documentation of one of the following:

  • 2 doses of live vaccines MMR/MMRV or
  • Laboratory evidence of immunity1


Stanford requires written documentation of one of the following:

  • 2 doses of Varicella vaccine or
  • Laboratory evidence of immunity1

Hepatitis B

Stanford requires written documentation of one of the following:

  • Proof of a Two- or Three-dose Hepatitis B vaccine series 
  • Laboratory evidence of antibodies (Hepatitis Surface Antibody)
  • Laboratory evidence of natural immunity (have had past hepatitis B infection)1 This must include results for Hepatitis Surface Antibody, Hepatitis B Core Antibody and Hepatitis B Surface Antigen

1Equivocal antibody titers are not considered sufficient to protect from infection and a complete vaccine series will be administered as recommended by the CDC-ACIP.

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)

Stanford requires written documentation of the following:

  • Tdap: Booster must be within past 10 years, regardless of last Td vaccine
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Students are responsible for the cost of all entrance requirements.

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Recommended Vaccines

In addition to the required immunizations, we also recommend that you consider the following immunizations if applicable:

  • COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine
  • Human Papillomavirus Vaccine
  • Meningococcal Vaccine
  • Pneumococcal Vaccine 
    • If you have a history of asthma or other lung diseases, have immune issues, or are a smoker
  • A completed polio vaccine series
The Beckman Center, right, is on the School of Medicine's "Discovery Walk," an art installation created by Susan Schwartzenberg that celebrates the Medical School's history and selected research highlights. Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service